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Being Naughty Has More Impact Than Being Nice Los Angeles Times December 17, 2008 “The study shows that giving and taking produce different patterns of reciprocity. The researchers conducted five experiments in which people played games that assigned them as givers or takers and allowed them to reciprocate acts of More

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Eyewitness Testimony Takes a Few More Hits Popular Science January 30, 2009 “According to the Innocence Project, a legal group devoted to exonerating the wrongly incarcerated, mistaken eyewitnesses account for three quarters of convictions later overturned by DNA evidence. Now two new reports in the journal Psychological Science suggest that More

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Posh People Fidget More The Daily Mail February 4, 2009 “Posh people fidget more, a study found, making it possible to tell a person’s class simply by glancing at their body language. It is thought that those born into privilege feel less of a need to make a good impression More

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Dan Ariely, Duke University, NPR (Marketplace), May 4, 2009: Predictably Irrational. Ozlem N. Ayduk, University of California, Berkeley, The New Yorker, May 18, 2009: Don’t! The secret of self-control Emily Balcetis, Ohio University, Scientific American Mind, Oct 1, 2009: Illusions of steepness and height. Jay Belsky, Birkbeck College, University of More

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Your Brain Thinks Money Is a Drug NPR, August 7, 2009 If you’ve ever thought of money as a drug, you may be more right than you know. New research shows that counting money — just handling the bills — can make things less painful. “It is surprising,” says Kathleen More

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Jonathan M. Adler, Olin College of Engineering, Elle, Aug 1, 2009: Agency in Personal Narratives. George A. Bonanno, Columbia University, The New York Times, Aug 18, 2009: Mental Stress Training Is Planned for U.S. Soldiers. Andrew M. Colman, University of Leicester, Sky News, Jul 8, 2009; Daily Mail (UK), Daily More